Straight off the back of a New York Movie Awards win for 80DAYS – MY NYC, this time Paul G Roberts lands in London from Sydney to retrace the footsteps of legendary “Around the World in 80 Days” adventurer fame Phileas Fogg. It is DAY 8 of his 80DAYS, after some research on what London was like in Fogg’s days in 1872, at the height of the British Empire, he makes a beeline for the famous Reform Club in Mayfair where the epic adventure starts, with Phileas Fogg making a wager with his member friends that he can indeed circumnavigate the globe and get back to London in just 80 days.
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80DAYS – MY NYC recently won the “Best Feature Documentary” award from New York Movie Awards.

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This time in 80DAYS, Roberts investigates what life was like for the aristocracy and working people back in the Victorian Age. Before setting off on his own quest of “80DAYS” following the around the world journey that Phileas Fogg took.

Jules Verne’s most famous book “Around the World in Eighty Days” set the Victorian world alight in 1872; an adventure novel with grand dreams of circumnavigating the known world in less than three months. And as well as the book, “Around the World in 80 Days” has been made into countless numbers of films and television series.
The 1956 film version won 5 Oscars including Best Picture. The film starred David Niven, Cantinflas, Shirley MacLaine, Robert Newton, and an All-Star Cast of cameo actors. Jules Verne’s original story “Around the World in 80 Days” romanticised the glory days of the British Empire, when it was ‘The Raj’ in India, ‘manservants’ and butlers.

When the United Kingdom was the world’s supreme colonial power.

Verne’s protaganist Phileas Fogg attempts to win a bet by doing the seemingly impossible. Of travelling around the world in just 80 days. Enlisting the transportation advances of the “Steam age”.1872 was at the height of the British Colonial Empire. The publication of Verne’s novel came at a time when technological innovations were opening up new possibilities for rapid travel and global tourism, it was the steam age.
Accompanied only by his new French valet, the steady Passepartout, he sets off on a thrilling journey. Adventure, chaos and romance ensue as the daring pair harness the new power of steam to escape their ever-increasing enemies and beat the clock. In this Ep he covers 3 separate stories.
“IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF PHILEAS FOGG” edited by Orlando Revels “THE REFORM CLUB” EDITED BY Marco Peng and “LIFE IN THE VICTORIAN ERA” Edited BY Angel Lee. In ’80 DAYS’, starting from his home base of Sydney adventurer and Award winning film maker Paul G Roberts, retraces the global footsteps of Phileas Fogg, hero of Jules Verne’s most famous work, “Around the World in 80 Days”, and this time around Roberts does a deep dive on history, art and culture of the cities he visits, and he captures and records his global adventures for a new 80 Episode TV series.
Making an Award winning film is no small feat. Usually it takes a great story, a team of highly skilled artisans. Writers, producers, a great director, editors, actors and usually a pile of money.
And even then it takes a decent amount of luck and a lot of dedication for it to realise the promise it had on paper. There are a million things that can derail the project. The degree of difficulty is amplified many times over when it has ambitions to become a series. But for one person to attempt to all of this solo, is for most experts just insanity.
In this new 80 episode solo Round the World Series, award winning filmmaker and travel lover Paul G Roberts is the writer, director, producer, star, presenter, camera / sound / lighting / drone cam operator.

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